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Brainerd police

ARREST— Austin Schmolke, 23, was arrested at 1:30 a.m. Friday on the 200 block of Northwest Third Street for second-degree driving while impaired (DWI).

Crow Wing sheriff

FIRE — A report at 10:32 a.m. Thursday of a dryer on fire on the 20000 block of Crow Wing County Road 3 in Merrifield.

Little Falls police

FIRE — A report at 5:23 p.m. Wednesday of a possible fire at Pine Grove Manor Apartment, 901 First Ave. Southwest. A subject was removed from inside the smoke-filled apartment. The cause of the smoke was from a pot left unattended on the stove. Gold Cross and Little Falls Fire assisted at the scene.

A report at 12:57 p.m. July 22 of a grass fire near the splits of Highways 10 and 371.

WELFARE — A report at 1:47 p.m. Tuesday of a male subject sitting on the sidewalk in a slumped position. Officers made contact and the male was intoxicated.

Check the Crow Wing County In-Custody List at

— Compiled by Jennifer Stockinger, Staff Writer. Follow me on Twitter at

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